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Assessment fees

Under the Economic Development Act 2012, the Minister for Economic Development Queensland (MEDQ) has set fees and charges to recover the cost of considering and processing PDA development applications and making and amending development instruments.

The 2020/21 EDQ DA Fees and Charges Schedule (PDF icon 234 KB) applies to PDA development applications lodged to Economic Development Queensland (EDQ) from 1 July 2020.

Given the far-reaching impact of COVID-19, to relieve cost-of-living pressures and further support the community during this difficult time, the Queensland Government has applied a government indexation rate of just 1.8% for 2020-21 fees and charges. This is consistent with the 2020 Brisbane March CPI data.


Where responsibility for processing and deciding a PDA development application has been delegated to another entity (i.e. a local government) the other entity is responsible for setting the application fees. For information about the appropriate fee contact the relevant entity.

The Development Assessment Fees and Charges Schedule (PDF icon 234 KB) that came into effect on 1 July 2019 ceases to apply from 1 July 2020.

The applicable assessment fee for a particular application must be confirmed by an EDQ Development Assessment officer prior to payment.

*The Queensland Government Indexation Policy requires departments to regularly review their fees and charges to ensure they remain appropriate and that the cost structure underlying the amount of the fee or charge remains accurate and efficient. To maintain the value of the fees and charges when a comprehensive review is not conducted, the policy provides for departments to apply the government indexation rate. For the 2020/21 financial year, the indexation rate is 1.8%.

Last updated: Tuesday, Jun 23, 2020